Theological statement leads first day of summit

Theological statement leads first day of summit

A four-page Theological Declaration termed a “call to action” had everyone on their feet at the Western Jurisdiction Fresh United Methodism Summit in Torrance, California on Thursday, Nov. 14. Developed by a work group formed after the 2019 General Conference, the...

Safe Harbor Declaration

Safe Harbor Declaration

Western bishops lead with grace not persecution. Active United Methodist Bishops in the Western Jurisdiction announce their intention to set aside complaints against clergy accused of being gay or performing LGBTQ+ weddings, urge others to join them. #UMC4All

WJ continues being ‘A home for all’ following GC2019

WJ continues being ‘A home for all’ following GC2019

In a manner emblematic of the Western Jurisdiction, the 2019 leadership team meeting March 14 was dedicated to conversation and dialog about General Conference. Members and guests listened and joined together in the conversation.

Those gathered shared hopes for building “new wineskins” that could support both existing commitments to global mission, strong ethnic ministries, and truly inclusive church.